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Got Nitrogen? (Roanoke)

Date: 2010-12-23, 11:06AM EST
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Want to get better wear and more mileage out of your motorcycle tires? How many time have you said to yourself, I should have gotten more milage out of my tires? Star City Powersports Service Dept. is now performing Nitrogen tire filling. Nitrogen will help keep your air pressure constant unlike regular air that can stay inconsistant or even escape from your tires. You can loose a few psi every couple of days with air in your tires. Low tire pressure can cause improper tire wear and reduce tire milage greatly, even cut it in half. Not to mention the the poor ride, fuel economy, and handling low tire pressure will also cause. Both Moto-gp and Nascar race teams use nitrogen in their tires for consistant tire pressure and optimum tire performance as well as wear. The cost of the Nitrogen fill is $13.80 per tire, and refills are $6.90 per tire. We will also install green valve caps to indicate the tires have Nitrogen in them. Stop in no appointment needed to perform this service.

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I've been using nitrogen for several years now, works well. But I would never pay the prices that are listed above, go to most tire centers, they will charge you less than five bucks to do both tires! :bigthumbsup:
 

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Nitrogen in tyres !!

For every day use in cars,bikes,trucks etc,is a crock.There is ONE reason only why this INERT dry gas is used in vehicles such as high speed cars and bikes.Planes and earth moving machinery also use it for the same reason.This reason is first and foremost- SAFETY.Nitrogen does not contract and expand like compressed air,that bit is true,but it will leak just the same as if you have compressed air in your tyres.The SAFETY aspect comes into play because in the event of a fire,the gas will not allow the tyre to build up pressure to the point where there will be an explosion.Also at high speed,the tyre retains it's correct pressure,whereas if the tyre was filled with compressed air,the tyre would expand to a point where the tyre would fail and possibly blow out.With air craft,this gas is crucial because of the hights they travel at.(Compression and expansion)Another thing to consider is that at landing speed,a Jumbo's wheels go from zero to whatever the landing speed is,instantaniously.The heat build up during landing alone would be enough to pop a tyre filled with compressed air.Then there's the weight factor.It all adds up.Another point that people fail to be advised of is that compressed air is made up of a large percentage of nitrogen(from the air we breath)so why would anyone want to pay $14.00 a tyre to have the gas put in their tyres?Another point to remember is that if you have to top up your tyres because they have leaked a little(and they will)and you top it/them up with compressed air,then you have contaminated the nitrogen,and you will have to drain the tyre/s and refill them again at $14.00 a pop.Merry Christmas everyone. KEZZ.:bigthumbsup::bigthumbsup:
 

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Waste of money for non track use but it sells well in CA. (we have some of the best municipal drinking water in the world yet we buy more bottled water than anyone)
 

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Consumer reports tested the gas and comp air the gas lost 2 tenths of a pound less than the comp air over several months not worth the money unless you fly.
 

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Nitrogen tire fill

What a bunch of bull. Scientific fact is that the atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen. Just another snake oil salesman...
 

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totally agree

I am ex-air force avn tech. absolutely not necessary for cars and motorcycles, it is just a safety issue, this is a complete rip off, since we used air pumps that screened nitrogen right from the atmosphere we didn't even buy it for airplanes, just the cost of the pump.
 
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